How many \(3 \times 3\) squares can fit inside a rectangle with a height of 36 and a width of 30?

120

Explanation

To calculate how many 3 x 3 squares will fit first find the area of the larger rectangle. Area for a rectangle is height multiplied by width: \(36 \times 30=1080\). A single \(3 \times 3\) square has an area of \(3 \times 3=9\) so to find the number of these squares that will fit in the large rectangle divide the rectangle's area by the square's area:
\( 1080 \div 9 = {\rm{ }}120\)

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